Warm temperatures wake up mosquitoes in Sacramento region

From Fox 40
February 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — While the warm weather is accelerating the hatching of eggs and development of larvae in standing water, the mosquitos out and about over this winter warm spell are already mature.

They’ve just been hibernating. With the number of man-made and natural waterways in the area, there’s no shortage of opportunity for mosquitos to breed.

The current warm spell tricks them into believing its spring. They’re waking up hungry and looking to feed.

“They’re definitely out, they’re hungry, they’re aggressive and they’re looking to bite,” said Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control spokeswoman Luz Maria Robles.

It’s something mother Rochelle Ginter discovered firsthand.

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